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want you to listen. >> we liberated more than 25 million afghans. now america and our 25 nato allies and 17 partner nations are standing with the afghan people as they defend their free society. the enemy is determined. the terrain is harsh and the battle is difficult, but our coalition will stay in this fight. we will not let the taliban or al qaeda return to power, and afghanistan will never again be a safe haven for terrorists. >> president bush acknowledged then that the incoming administration faced a volatile situations in several hot spots, especially along afghanistan's border with pakistan. well, for more than 20 years he endured a private hell. doctors thought he was in a coma, but he was cautioonscious along unable to speak and now he tells cnn about his nightmare. as seven suspects are charged with a terror incident in mumbai, last year's terror attacks could have been worse. meet one man who might have served thousands of train travelers that day. >>> and is it a bird or a plane? well, no, some say it's a rocket man trying to do what no other man trying to do what no oth
is on the rise in america. a stunning new report says 49 million people in this country including 17 million children have trouble getting enough food last year. i'll speak with the agriculture secretary, tom vilsack. we want to welcome our viewers in the united states and around the world. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> this week hearings and investigations began into the massacre of 13 soldiers at ft. hood, texas. the number one question, why didn't anyone in charge see it coming? i spoke about that with congressman pete hoekstra, he's the ranking member of the house intelligence committee. congressman, thanks very much for coming in. i know you're getting ready to catch a flight. are you satisfied with the answers you're getting so far from the executive branch of the u.s. government whether the pentagon or the administration, the army, as far as this investigation is concerned? >> no, wolf, i'm really not. and i think i probably share some of the same frustrations that senator lieberman has. i applaud the senate for holding public hearings. i hold them -- i applaud
's package shows from the drones, from other sorts of attacks. so america doesn't have enough forces on the ground to actually hurt the taliban. the idea would be to put pressure on them, to turn the screw and to bring them to the negotiating table which we see the afghan government trying to do. more importantly, and perhaps poignantly, we have the indian leader in the country today meeting with the president. and what americans need to understand, and this is a bit difficult, american soldiers are dying, more because of india's rivalry with pakistan, using afghanistan as a battlefield than it has anything to do with jihad or holy woar or the taliban. >> obviously, michael, that's something the president talked about with the prime minister of india today. i know there's been a split. i have spoken with senior administration officials over months on end here about this top down versus bottom up approach that you either build up the afghan army and police or try to work with the war lords, the small militia groups to take on the taliban themselves. how do you think more u.s. troops i
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. the president tends to america's relationship with india and hosts its prime minister to a state dinner. it is the first of this administration. >>> and jennifer hudson, well, she's going to be here as well as there. the oscar and grammy winner will sing for the president and guests, but, first, she's going to be here in "the situation room" and she previews one of the songs for us. wolf blitzer is off today. i'm suzanne malveaux in cnn's command center for breaking news, politics and extraordinary reports for around the world. you're in "the situation room." >> virtually the entire nation and the world waits to hear on how many more american troops president obama might send to afghanistan. well, today it was the president himself who fueled the fire. he is giving a sense of when he's going to announce that decision, and although his plans are shrouded in secrecy, cnn is getting new information on just how many troops the pentagon is planning for. i want to go straight to our white house correspondent dan lothian. obviously, dan, that's the question that everybody is asking. do we know
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assistance and courtesy transportation, it's the best coverage in america. >>> alina cho is following the stories coming into "the situation room" right now. alina, what are you watching in. >> reporter: police in jupiter, florida, right now are looking for a man suspected of turning a family thanksgiving gathering into a holiday tragedy. an expect ant mother, her 33-year-old twin sister, their 77-year-old aunt and a 6-year-old girl all shot to death last night. police are searching for the twins' brother, 35-year-old paul murray. at this point authorities say they have no motive. >>> cuba is beginning its largest military exercises in five years. the four days of maneuvers are necessary just in case of a u.s. invasion. the move comes despite the fact that u.s. and cuban officials are talking again. also president obama recently lifted some travel restrictions and these are the first military exercises since president raoul castro took over power from his brother fidel. >>> the space shuttle "atlantis" is back on earth after landing at kennedy space center early this morning ending an
church and the catholic bishops of america are divided, not so much on the abortion issue, they are uniformly pro-life but on the question of how do you police fidelity to the pro-life position inside the church. >> reporter: bishop tobin and congressman kennedy were supposed to meet earlier this month to discuss their differences. that meeting never happened. suzanne? >> all right. thank you, mary. for more on this controversy we're actually joined by thomas tobin, the bishop of providence. thank you so much, bishop, for being here. you should know that we also -- >> thank you very much. >> -- invited congressman patrick kennedy to join us, at least to respond to this story through his office and personally he declined. he did not so i want to move forward here. are you singling out representative kennedy here? is this typical is this do you normally take parishoners who perhaps go against some of the catholic doctrine and quietly secretly tell them do not go to communion? >> sure. first of all, it's important to clarify. i haven't singled out congressman kennedy. he real
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